Raymond #

Boy, Age: 3
Medical Diagnoses: Cerebral palsy secondary to hypoxia at birth, optic nerve atrophy, malnutrition, cleft palate (repaired) 
Listed: Apr 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Raymond is an adorable little guy with cerebral palsy in desperate need of a family who can provide better for his needs. He has so much potential but none of it is available to him due to his current living situation and lack of appropriate resources. Raymond follows simple commands such as “laugh”, “sing”, or “stick out your tongue”. He can stack three blocks and likes to play with toys where he can put smaller objects into larger ones. He is working with a therapist to learn to use a walker. He reacts with a smile to adults who are well known to him. He can babble and imitate animal sounds. Raymond likes to interact with other children and to play simple games. He chews his food well when he’s spoon fed and he drinks from a special bottle. Raymond has lived with the same foster parents since he was a month old. It is not clear from his documents the extent of his visual loss which may be complete or partial.

 

Tyson #

Boy, Age: 3
Listed: Apr 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Diagnosis:Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (with hearing aid); shunt due to internal hydrocephalus; spastic cerebral palsy

Tyson was born premature and had several complications after birth. He can sit on his own with good balanced reactions. He crawls following the correct motor model. He stands up and walks sideways vertically. He can walk when one of his hands is held and has more control when it’s his right hand being held. He can stand up straight without falling for 2-3 seconds. When walking with a walker, he begins to bend his knees. He purposefully grabs a toy that is handed to him and can switch it from hand to hand. He shows an interest in musical toys and enjoys them. He has started making sounds and simply syllables such as “ma-ma”. He enjoys having someone sing to him and likes to receive hugs. He eats from a spoon. His overall development is delayed.
Photos and videos from August 2020 are available through the agency.

August

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
August is listed as having Down syndrome, a history of imperforate anus, hypothyroidism, mild myopia, dysfunctional gastrostomy, Congenital Heart Defect- PFO, and suspected cerebral palsy.
Listed: Feb 2021
$100.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
August is a cute little boy with bright eyes. He likes to play with toys that make sounds and loves to hear and see the changes in tune and light, as his hands play with the toys. August also loves to swing in the sensory room.

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for August’s adoption with a specific agency! August needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting him. If you are interested in learning more about, or adopting, August – the agency would be happy to assist you.

GRADEN #

Boy, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
CHIARI malformation; asthma- uses inhaler; delays in development
Listed: Jan 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Graden was born prematurely and experienced many complications after birth. He spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital and has lived in one of the biggest orphanages in his birth country since leaving the hospital. He is often sick with respiratory infections and has an inhaler for asthma. He’s  been diagnosed with CHIARI malformation, but no treatment or surgery has been planned.

He can stand with support and will side step when holding on to something. He picks up toys, moves them from hand to hand and attempts to manipulate them. He interacts with staff members and other children. He reacts positively when he is given attention from adults and willingly interacts during therapy sessions and time with his teacher at the orphanage.

Update April 2021:
Graden was moved out of the orphanage and into a group home in December 2020. He’s made several developmental gains since being transferred. He now has the opportunity to attend a day program 3 days a week to receive specialized instruction and therapy. Medically, he no longer requires an inhailer.
Graden can walk when holding onto someone’s hands or an object (like a walker). He can walk up steps while holding on to the rail. He moves around independently by crawling. He eats from a spoon and drinks from an open cup. He enjoys pretzels for snack and does not have any issues with chewing. He likes to look at himself in the mirror and will dance while watching his reflection. He loves music. He explores and plays with toys. He can follow simple directions. He can mimic actions and learns basic tasks quickly when they are demonstrated for him. The staff at his new home believe he would make tremendous progress in a family.
Photos and videos from April 2021 are available for interested families.

 

Johnny

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2020
$2,363.31
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Johnny is a calm and affectionate boy who is happiest when he gets to play. He likes toys he can drag and building toys especially when they are colorful. He finds it very fun to build little towers and then destroy them. Johnny enjoys spending time with other kids, even though sometimes he might be shy at first. He relates positively to them but prefers it when they take the lead to talk to him. He is very receptive in his relationship both to kids his age and adults.

Johnny has a diagnosis of Down syndrome with developmental delay, a gastrostomy and thyroid profile within the normal upper limit for his age. He is a little late for his age on his speaking and would do best in a family that can help him work on this. His family must be very loving and work consistently on his development.

Video available.

Xavier

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
academically delayed due to his impacted social-emotional development
Listed: Aug 2019
$63.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Xavier is a boy who is happiest when it’s time to eat! He loves parties, especially ones with cake but doesn’t care much for the loud noises or large groups of people. He enjoys dancing, singing, and painting. Xavier is in school and has reportedly adapted well to the classroom dynamic. He is said to be obedient and respectful towards his teachers but is academically delayed due to his impacted social-emotional development. With adequate support, primarily tutoring and assistance with homework, he has shown academic improvements. He is kind to animals and is respectful of his and other’s personal property.

Xavier has a history of abuse/trauma. More information available from the agency for serious inquiries. Xavier is capable of following instructions but requires close adult supervision and encouragement. He is gaining autonomy in his daily routine and sleeps throughout the night without waking. Xavier’s caregivers say he is honest and is capable of giving and receiving affection. At times, Xavier can become frustrated easily and this often leads to him giving up on a task. His caregivers are working with him to regulate these emotions and improve his emotional communication skills. When asked about an adoptive family, Xavier expresses interest and says he wants a family “to help him with his homework”. Xavier would do best in a home where he is the youngest child. His adoptive family needs to be able to provide him with plenty of individualized attention and support.

Violet

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Violet is diagnosed as having epilepsy (for which she take medication), right side hemiparesis, right eye strabismus, and global developmental delays due to a traumatic brain injury.
Listed: Aug 2020
$1,115.65
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Violet is a beautiful little girl who loves going to the park. She also loves dancing, music, exploring her environment, and playing with different elements and textures. Video available.

Violet has a $1,000 agency fee reduction for her adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Victoria

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Diagnosed with a mental delay, a non-specified compartmental deterioration, and a language disorder.
Listed: Jan 2020
$1,250.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Vaughn

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, otherwise reported to be healthy
Listed: Sep 2012
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
*** Vaughn also has an additional $5000 Grant available — giving him a grand total of $20,000 towards the cost of his adoption! ***

Vaughn is a beautiful boy who has many interests. He likes to dance, listen to music, and play the maracas and drums. He also likes to look at books. Vaughn relates well with his peers. He recognizes and respects authority figures. Vaughn participates in many activities. During his free time, he likes to play with a ball on the court and run.

VIDEO:  https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-vaughn1
Password:  Adoptmaa

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Vaughn’s adoption with a specific agency.

Teresa and Tia

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Tia does have some delays/a lower IQ, but no other concerns
Listed: Jun 2020
$10,297.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Tia is the younger of the two; she is very affectionate and attached to her big sister. She loves animals, ice cream, Legos, and art. She has a lot of friends. She follows instructions and understands right from wrong.

Older sister Teresa is confident and a leader in her class. She is optimistic and enjoys hanging out with her friends. She likes art, especially making bracelets. She also likes to play with her younger sister.

These sweet sisters participated in the summer hosting program in August of 2018 and were very well behaved girls that got along very well with others. They were kind, considerate, and would do well in a family. These girls had a family at one point, but the family had to back out. Teresa has reached out, begging for help in finding them a family. Teresa and Tia would love to have a forever family of their own and we hope that a family will come forward for them very soon!

There is a $1500 agency grant for Teresa and Tia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Phillip

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cervical scoliosis, and hypoplasia of the first finger of the right hand
Listed: Aug 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Phillip was given up for adoption shortly after birth. He is constantly smiling. He is very social and frequently seeks to have company. His weight and height are lower than the normal range for his age, but with a high-calorie diet and a dietary supplement he is expected to reach a normal weight and height. He suffers from a speech delay for which he has been receiving therapy. He is responsive when adults play with him and has been making great progress with the therapy he receives. Phillip is an easygoing little boy who is earnestly waiting to be united with a family that will provide him with the care and love he deserves.

Phillip has a significant language delay, but his vocabulary and verbal productions are increasing. He communicates using single words, gestures, and signs. He recognizes and points out his body parts, imitates animal sounds, follows rhythms, dances and sings songs. He understands and performs routine and simple tasks. Phillip enjoys to interacting with adults and peers. He looks for help in adults when he has needs.

Video available through the agency for inquiring families.

Michael, Finn, and Felix

Sibling Group
Ages: 3, 11, 13
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Finn is diagnosed with cerebral palsy with mils associated mental delay, dorsal scoliosis with generalized muscular atrophy, ligament hyperlaxity and severe delay in his cognitive development.
Listed: Mar 2020
$1,179.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Michael, Finn and Felix are three brothers who love to play together!  When they were listed, they were 2, 10 & 12 years old.

Felix is the youngest. He is a charismatic toddler, who likes playing with balls and running around. He is much of an explorer in the making. He also enjoys watching videos for kids such as Peppa Pig. Felix gets along well with his peers and with adults. He loves demonstrations of affection such as hugs. He sometimes finds it hard to share his toys with other kids but is working hard with his caregivers to improve this. He is a fast learner.

Michael is the middle child. He is a very active boy who loves sports, but soccer beyond all. His favorite subject in school is math and physical education and needs a little extra work in subjects that involve writing and reading. Michael likes to spend his time playing soccer, with marbles or playdoh. He is an animal lover and finds dalmatian dogs the most beautiful of all. Michael is very protective of his siblings; he is the happiest when he gets to spend time with them and is always looking out for them. Michael dreams of learning how to speak another language and to karate.

Finn is the oldest in this group of siblings. He is a boy who loves to laugh. He gets especially happy when his brother Michael blows his tummy and makes funny noises. He loves spending time with him. He likes to eat Yogurt and enjoys it when Michael spoon-feeds him.

Felix, Michael and Finn would do best in a family that have experience with kids. Their family need to be patient, very loving, and open to spend individual time with each of their kids in order to cover their different needs.

Maxwell

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Mar 2020
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,029.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
This boy may be shy at first but is full of love inside and is looking for a loving family to help him externalize it. If you want to see Maxwell happiest, play some music and ask him to dance. Through the sounds of the songs he likes, you can always bring a smile out of him. One of his favorite activities is to ride around in the car while listening to his favorite tunes, as the constant movement of the car gives him a feeling of safety. Maxwell has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, risk of low size, heart disease correction, adenoid hypertrophy and daytime and nighttime enuresis and encopresis. Due to his diagnosis he needs constant attention and support to get through daily tasks such as brushing his teeth and getting dressed. He doesn’t usually speak verbally. Maxwell has a hard time relating to kids his age therefore needs a lot of encouragement on making new friendships and maintaining them. With the constant affection and support of a loving family, Maxwell will exceed his potential and become the wonderful boy he is supposed to.

Mandy

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Mar 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Mandy currently lives with a foster family. She has many friends and her foster mother describes her as a very affectionate little girl with a bright personality. Mandy is a blind, but regardless of her situation, she has learned great self-help skills such as being able to comb her hair and tie her shoes. She is attending kindergarten and participating in physical and speech therapy to improve in her development. Mandy needs additional care and love from a forever family!

Luna

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind
Listed: Apr 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

Leonel

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2020
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Leonel is a quirky little boy with an extraordinary spark and charisma. Whenever he feels comfortable in his environment, he will respond to the people around him with his smile and all his affection. He likes all the colors, but his favorite is blue.

Leonel wants to find a forever family that can love him and take care of him forever.

Kelsi and Kameron

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 16
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Kameron presents some difficulties in speech and reading comprehension which causes him to struggle in school.

These siblings have a history of abuse/trauma. More information available from the agency for serious inquiries.

Listed: Aug 2019
$18.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
This brother and sister pair share a strong bond. Kelsi is older than her brother Kameron by 5 years. She is a good student who works hard in school. She loves sports, especially soccer, and enjoys typical teenager activities such as hanging out with friends and listening to music.

Kelsi is described as respectful to authorities, calm, and kind. She is very attached to her brother and is protective over him. Kameron is the outgoing and extraverted one of the pair. He loves drawing, soccer and watching YouTube videos.

Kameron presents some difficulties in speech and reading comprehension which causes him to struggle in school. He is receiving extra help in this area and is showing improvements – in fact, since learning he and his sister are candidates for adoption, Kameron has shown a greater interest and dedication to his school studies.

Kelsi and Kameron need to be placed in a home together. Neither child received consistent schooling prior to entering into care so an adoptive family should be prepared to provide any necessary educational support and resources. It is important for Kelsi and Kameron to join a family with a calm and even-tempered father figure and it is best if there are no younger or vulnerable children in the home. Kelsi and Kameron dream of an adoptive family who will love and protect them for the rest of their lives.

Jasper

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 2012
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Jasper loves the Avengers, Captain America, Spiderman, and Peppa Pig! He is very sweet and loving, affectionate, and loves to go to school.

Jasper has a $1500 agency grant, with a specific agency.  Additionally, A Child Waits Foundation is pleased to partner with the agency to provide grants to qualified families for the adoption of a child from Jasper’s country. They have committed to a $2,500 grant for this specific child, to help a family adopt him. These grants are to be used when the family is ready to travel to complete their adoption and can be paid directly to the family, if there is no outstanding balance with the agency. All families in process are welcome to visit achildwaits.org to apply for a grant.

Jais

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$6,486.77
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jais is generally healthy — it is reported he needs glasses. Jais is calm and loving towards those around him. He expresses his desires easily.

Update Feb 2020: This file is old, so the information is from one year ago. He is verbal. He attends speech therapy. He has some difficulty pronouncing some words. His speech is delayed according to his age. A year ago he was using diapers, but he was telling when he had to get it changed because he felt discomfort. He is very affectionate, very loving, and respectful with adults. He follows norms and rules. He was sometimes pulling the hair of peers at school. The neurologist states he is a child that has progressed a lot since he has been receiving therapies and recommended that he not stop them.

A specific agency has a $2,500 grant available for his adoption.

Devin

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
diagnosis of speech and language development disorder and microcephaly, with what is suspected to be a cognitive deficit
Listed: Mar 2020
$1,359.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Playing with cars is one of Devin favorite activities. He finds colorful toys to be very exciting, especially when these are animals or related to sports. He is very friendly to kids his age and enjoys playing with them. With adults he might be a little shy at first but has no trouble relating once he feels comfortable. Devin enjoys painting. He can spend a lot of time mixing colors and making spectacular artworks.

Devin gets very excited when someone he cares about comes to visit him. He will receive them with hugs, kisses and lots of smiles. He also likes it when he gets to go out to walk around or play in the park. Devin has a diagnosis of speech and language development disorder and microcephaly with what is suspected to be a cognitive deficit. He would do best in a family that can work with him through all the different parts of his development, keeping in mind his own necessities.

Bria

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and strabismus
Listed: Jul 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,056.49
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Bria is a cute little girl!  The agency has additional information; please inquire to learn more about making this adorable little girl part of your family!

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-bria

Password: Adoptmaa

Bria has a $2,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her; additional grants may also be possible.

Brendan

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
born prematurely with a generalized systemic immaturity; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Hydrocephalus caused by Periventricular Leukomalacia
Listed: Aug 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Brendan is an adorable little boy. He was born prematurely with a generalized systemic immaturity. He spent his first four months in an incubator, where he was diagnosed with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Hydrocephalus caused by Periventricular Leukomalacia. Due to prolonged incubation, he currently has vocal chord paralysis. He has delays in his gross and fine motor skills according to his age; however, he is able to search with his eyes for visual and aural stimuli, can open and look at his hands, and is able to hold objects in his hands. He is usually active, awake and aware of his surroundings, and with therapy will be able to continue to develop gross and fine motor skills.

This sweet boy deserves a loving family who can provide him with care and support as he continues to grow and progress.

Bailey

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, post-op CHD
Listed: Sep 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,000.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Bailey is a beautiful little girl! She attends kindergarten. Bailey is potty trained and is beginning to learn other self care skills, but she relies heavily on her caretakers for her daily needs. Bailey also has a congenital heart defect, which was repaired in 2017.

The agency has a video available of Bailey! There is a $2,500 agency grant for Bailey’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Audrey and Anna

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 16
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder
Listed: Feb 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
When they were listed in 2015, Audrey was 8 years old and Anna was 10 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever family.

Zack

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.
Listed: Oct 2017
$2,058.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
February 2020 Update: Zack continues to grow healthy and strong! Ever smiley, Zack is the social butterfly of his home. He adores when visitors come over and he loves making new friends. When going on walks in the neighborhood, Zack will call people as he passes by with a friendly “hello” and huge grin. Zack’s caregiver and teachers often call him a “handsome hero.” He cannot get enough of it! Due to this fact he has begun brushing his hair to the side with his fingers and smiling up at people until they tell him how handsome he is. It is endearing. Zack is truly the sweetest boy. Anytime anyone is sick or seems sad he will ask to sit with them and attempts to cheer them up or offers prayer. He deeply desires to see all of his friends happy at all times.

In classes Zack is currently learning shapes, days of the week, numbers one through ten, and the first five letters of the English alphabet. In play time he often requests blocks in order to build towers. Once they are completed he will call his caregiver in order to proudly show off his creation. When he is not building blocks he loves coloring, making crafts and playing with toy cars. His new favorite sensory play is with shaving cream. On Christmas the staff in his home filled a plastic swimming pool with shaving cream so the children in his home could play with “snow.” Ever since he has begun asking for shaving cream daily in his sensory class.

Recently Zack was gifted a new wheelchair that allows him to more easily reach the wheels. He has begun learning how to push himself in his chair. He is thrilled! While he is still in the early stages of learning this skill, he is already showing amazing progress! Obtaining this skill will be huge in Zack’s independence! He loves practicing and will often request to be taken on walks. Zack often asks about his future family and is eager for the day that he is able to meet his mom and dad!

July 2019 update: Zack is the naughtiest and happiest boy in his home! He learned all his colours and is now learning his animals. He wants to be more independent! He can scoot backwards to get around by himself. He can make requests in both English and his local language and can translate English words to his local language for his caregiver! Zack loves his caregiver Ammama so much. He always scoots over to be near her and wants to be a part of what she is doing. One day he kept asking Ammama for a new shirt, so when she went on her monthly leave she brought him back a new blue shirt.

Nolan

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Deaf / HoH
Nolan has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He is also profoundly deaf. He uses ASL at a beginner level. He received a cochlear implant, but due to the age that he was implanted, it has not been successful in helping him to locate sound. He used to be able to walk independently for short distances with orthotics, but recently lost that ability and crawls within the house or uses a wheelchair outside the house. He has a g-tube for feeding due to aspiration when he eats by mouth
Listed: Oct 2017
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
August 2020 Update: Nolan is looking older and older every day. There is a new nurse in the home who is a male and Nolan is really enjoying having a male to spend time with, as most of the staff are female. Having a big brother figure to look up to has been so special to him! He is a great big brother himself, and really enjoys bringing toys to the younger kids and trying to help with them. In class Nolan is playing lots of new games that involve following patterns, reading, and categorizing items!

Because of his oral motor challenges, he cannot speak and is on medication to control drooling. No seizures. He does classes every day at home with his tutor. He is very social and loves to be around other children. He is bright and learns a lot, when he applies himself. He knows the full English alphabet in ASL and knows many words. He communicates mostly in single words in ASL, as well as simple sentences like I want… He is potty trained day and night. He craves 1 on 1 attention and cries when the younger children get adopted and he has to say goodbye. He likes to be silly and play jokes. He likes to be a helper and enjoys doing chores. He is sensitive and his feelings are easily hurt. He can get frustrated by lack of ability to communicate and be understood. He would thrive in an environment where sign language is understood.

Malachi

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Oct 2020
$135.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Malachi is a very happy, friendly, active child! He loves to play with the other children in his home, jump on the trampoline, ride his bike, and listen to music. Malachi is blind, but has good awareness of his surroundings in familiar settings. Malachi is independent in all his daily living skills. He attended a local school for the blind until class five and is now homeschooled. He is very motivated to learn new skills and new information – one of his favorite activities is listening to the news on the radio. Malachi reads braille and is currently at around a 3rd/4th grade level. He says his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. Malachi speaks Telugu fluently and English conversationally. In English he can communicate basic needs and sentences and he is continuing to learn more words every day!

Malachi enjoys playing independently as well as in groups of his peers. His favorite activities revolve around music, including learning new songs and playing the piano. Malachi has an ear for notes and can listen to a song and figure out the melody on the piano, without any instruction. Within a few days of starting on the piano he had figured out to play “Happy Birthday” and “Jingle Bells” just by listening to the songs. He has expressed interest in piano lessons as well as learning other instruments.

Malachi is a very sweet and spirited child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He has a close relationship with a few of the other boys in his home and enjoys including everyone, regardless of ability, into his play. Malachi is finding his sense of humor and likes to try out different jokes and funny sounds to make others around him laugh. He is a very bright child who would do incredibly well in a family!

Jordan

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$4.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jordan is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Georgie

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: May 2018
$2,722.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Georgie was transferred to his current home in April 2018. He had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in his previous orphanage but already his development is progressing and we look forward to seeing Georgie learn and explore the world. Georgie is functionally blind and has very little light perception. He has been doing so well in his transition into this new chapter of life. Everyday we are more captivated by his bubbly, sweet, gentle disposition. Georgie is rapidly changing and developing. He is learning how to scoot around, bear weight, and explore with his hands. He had no experience in his previous home with self feeding, but already is making great progress and is self feeding with minimal support. He had no English exposure previously, but in just a month his English understanding is already developing and he responds to several commands. He is weak, but gaining strength. He can pull up to a stand using a surface for support. Georgie loves making silly noises and often vocalizes silly babbles, finds interesting surfaces to tap on, or picks things up and throws them to hear their clatter. Georgie is very social. He loves to be held and swung around. He sometimes whimpers when he is put down and communicates non-verbally that he wants to be held. He mimics sounds others make and often bursts with excited laughter when playing with other adults and children. We are so excited to see him begin to hit the milestones he is already working towards.

UPDATE July 2020: Georgie has been making steady progress in his language skills. Lately, he has begun to make requests on his own or make jokes in conversations with his teachers, caregivers, and house mom. Georgie’s favorite little joke right now is to reply “JUICE” to each and every question asked of him. He erupts into giggles and repeats the word over and over until tickles and exclamations prompt him to give the real answer that we were looking for. We recently celebrated Georgie’s 6th birthday, and when asked what he wanted to do for his party he answered without hesitation: “DANCE PARTY!” Georgie can count to 10 and is learning his first braille characters!

Evan

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome; an anorectal malformation that has already been operated on
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Evan is described as a happy child and attends school with special educator. He is friendly with peers and visitors, has some independent skills and can speaks a few words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Derek

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
$1,116.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Derek is a baby boy with spiky black hair and round cheeks. He’s described as being friendly and shows a lot of interest in other children and nannies. He is able to crawl.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Daylan

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures
Listed: Feb 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
February 2020 Update: Daylan participates in daily educational and motor skill classes with the use of his wheelchair and a lap-tray. Daylan is eager and determined to learn! He loves working on basic spelling and math, and is so proud of himself when he learns something new! He is currently using a combination of assistive technology and PECS to help him with his non-verbal communication. Even without these, Daylan is still loud and clear in his communication using vocalizations, facial expressions and pointing to make his needs and feelings known. He loves to use switch-adapted toys and toys with large buttons that he is able to use independently. Unfortunately, Daylan’s dystonia has become more severe as he has grown over the past year. His ability to roll and scoot around the floor has decreased significantly, but he is still able to sit comfortably in his wheelchair with the support of a back brace. Daylan is incredibly joyful, sweet, goofy, sassy, and spunky. One of Daylan’s current favorite games is to lay next to one of the other boys in his home and attempt to stick his finger into their noses and ears! This always brings lots of laughter from everyone around him! Daylan truly has so much potential to thrive in a family! Video available.

Connor

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2018
$2,022.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
February 2020 Update: Connor’s dark brown eyes and sweet smile are captivating. He has a kind, funny, gentle soul. He is cautious of new people in his home, but friendly. Connor has displayed the ability to cultivate deep connections with a trusting caregiver. He continues to love to be held and cuddled. Connor has become more interested in playing with his friends rather than self-play. He always wants to be included in activities. The cheeky little boy that he is, he loves to wiggle around or kick his legs when receiving feedings through his peg tube. He laughs and laughs as his caregiver attempts to get him to sit still long enough for his nurse to administer his feeding. Connor loves dancing to music, any chance to be outside, one-on-one time, watching movies and making crafts with his teacher. Connor enjoys watching his surroundings. When something is happening that he does not like or if he wants to be included in an activity he makes sure to let you know.

Connor is incredibly smart. While he is nonverbal, he is very communicative and expressive. He makes his needs known clearly and is never afraid to express exactly what he wants from you. Connor uses switch toys and certain iPad apps in classes. He loves doing activities that allow him to make independent choices. Connor has learned how to identify and point to different body parts when asked. In therapy, Connor is working on sitting independently. Currently, he is able to do so for ten, consecutive seconds. During free play, he likes to roll around next to his friends and often rolls into them, laughing. Connor would make such a wonderful son. His heart longs for family and deep connection with others.

Praise

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 2020
$72.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Praise is a sweet boy with lots of love to give! His story is sure to touch your heart! He adores his caregivers and has been very responsive to the therapy he has received so far. He has been diagnosed with global developmental delay, but has made great strides in his health and development since his arrival at the baby home. The changes in him are nothing short of praiseworthy! It is clear that with the love of a family and continued therapy, Praise will thrive in life. Could you give this precious boy all the love and care he deserves?

Oscar

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$22.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Oscar is a very lovable boy with a sweet personality. He is very outgoing and playful and is always happy and bobbing his head to music when it is played. He enjoys playing with his caretakers and loves attending school. Oscar can sit upright independently for an extended period of time and can even walk with the assistance of someone to steady him. He is generally weaker on his left side but is working with a therapist to strengthen his fine motor skills and is developing and growing very well.

Update early 2021:  Oscar was brought to the children’s home when he was 8 years old after it was discovered he was being abused by his father. Over the last four years he has made enormous gains in many areas. Oscar has the widest smile in the world. He’s always on the move and is able to get around extremely well despite the Cerebral Palsy that affects his right side. Independently he scoots around using his strong side. In therapy he works with a walker and enjoys walking with the support of caregivers. Oscar is also diagnosed with Hydrocephalus that is controlled with a shunt. He needs assistance in most daily cares but is able to eat independently. Oscar’s favorite activities are sensory-based, and he loves to make a mess! Oscar is learning to communicate with a picture system but will also let you know how he feels with his sounds and facial expressions. This beautiful boy enjoys playing with toys and being tickled by caregivers. He is often able to figure out how to make different toys work and is always happy to listen to music. He brings great joy to the home and loves to be in the middle of whatever is going on. A consistent, loving forever family would allow Oscar to continue growing and learning, leading him to a life full of potential.

Leonard

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Autism and Epilepsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$10.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Leonard is full of laughter and enjoys playing alone and singing songs with his friends. Leonard was diagnosed with Autism and Epilepsy, but he is taking anti-epileptic medication to manage his seizures. He receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a weekly basis and has made great progress in his communication skills, mobility, and behavior. Leonard can walk, run, and can even feed himself. Leonard has been able to form healthy attachments to his caregivers and would benefit from a loving family.

Update Feb 2021:  Leonard is a joyful, loving boy whose presence is life-giving. He radiates light and warmth everywhere he goes, like sunshine! You will never catch him without a smile on his face. His favorite thing to do is sing songs, and he loves it when people join in and sing along. Leonard’s favorite song to sing is, “This is the day! This is the day that the Lord has made! We will rejoice and be glad in Him!” This boy is always teaching those around him what it means to live a life of joy and gratitude. His laugh captures the attention of everyone around him. It is contagious! Leonard loves being tickled, held, and loved on. He is a big cuddler! Sensory activities like water play, swinging, and playing in the sand are Leonard’s favorite. His favorite game is when a caregiver turns her back to him and then counts to three before turning around to chase and tickle him. Light-up toys, bubbles, and cause and effect toys quickly gain Leonard’s attention. The special thing about Leonard is that he notices and pays attention to the small details that often go unnoticed by others. He finds joy in the simple things. Leonard is an active boy who can walk and run independently. He needs full assistance in most self-help areas such as: bathing, toileting, and dressing. However, Leonard can independently feed himself. He is beginning to make huge steps in his communication. Leonard has started initiating interactions with those around him, making frequent eye contact, and using pictures to communicate his needs and wants.  He also shows an understanding of basic words and directions that are in his native language by responding appropriately to them. At school, Leonard is in a sensory and communication-based classroom. He loves attending school and seeing all his friends. Leonard’s favorite part of school is singing songs with his friends and teachers.

It is evident that Leonard deeply desires to have someone who will be his forever person. He would bring so much happiness and joy into a family because of the way he unconditionally loves those around him. Leonard would thrive in a family who will love and advocate for him and his communication needs. A family that never hesitates to share with the world what a gift he is!

Connor

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 2020
$45.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Connor is an 11-year-old boy with joy that is contagious! He is very playful and he loves to laugh. His caregivers say that he is responsive to their teaching and he follows the rules. Connor loves music and likes to pretend that he is playing the guitar. He loves when others join in and make music with him! He appreciates sleeping in after a full day of activity. Connor has a diagnosis that includes global developmental delay, but he continues to amaze his caregivers with his determination to learn and do things for himself. Connor is very strong and is able to stand with some support, get himself in and out of his wheelchair, and feed himself. With a little more therapy, Connor will continue to become independent at even more daily tasks. Connor is an absolute inspiration and has so much potential! Could your family give him the love and extra care he needs to reach it?

Anthony

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Epilepsy, Left Hemiplegia/Visual Impairment
Listed: Jul 2020
$1,076.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Anthony is a happy 10-year-old boy who spreads joy wherever he goes! He has a love for any kind of music, but his favorite song is “You Are My Sunshine.” The truth is that Anthony is a ray of sunshine in the lives of those around him. Anthony gets so excited when his caretakers sing to him. It is a blessing to see the delight on his face!

Although he does require some assistance with daily tasks, Anthony is strong and determined. Anthony’s caregivers believe that with continued therapy, he will be able to do many more things on his own. He is learning through a sensory-based curriculum at school. His teachers report that he is making great progress on his communication skills and it is evident that Anthony will continue to improve in all of his abilities with the extra love and care of a forever family. Could you give Anthony all the love he deserves to help him thrive in life?

Update Feb 2021:  Anthony has been living at the children’s home since he was a year old. He is a smart and caring boy. Access to quality medical care to assess the severity of his disabilities would be extremely beneficial. Anthony does require support with daily cares and accessing education. However, the growth he has experienced at the children’s home has been nothing short of miraculous. Anthony loves music and physical touch. Although he uses a wheelchair his favorite place to be is on the floor; where he can move around and explore his environment. His smile brightens even the darkest of days and his tenacity and determination are inspiring to all. The best days are ones where Anthony is laughing out loud. Anthony longs to be with a family who will love him for who he is. He would bring unending joy to them and the growth he experiencing would increase 10-fold in the care of a forever family.

Anton

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$6,813.33
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Updated pics & video available from March 2020!

Adorable Anton loves to color, play with the hole puncher and throw confetti. He is also interested in photography. He loves going to school to be with his teachers and classmates. He likes to wear his school uniform. He can play alone but prefers to play with other children. He likes to be a leader and share his favorite toys. Anton recognizes geometric shapes. He generally follows rules and respects the instructions of adults. He understands what he is asked of him. He is potty-trained during the day, but wears a pull-up at night. Anton is expressive, recognizes the parts of the body, has good personal presentation and is known for leaving his work area very neat. Anton is a charming young boy that will bring happiness and joy to a family.

A grant of $2500 is also available from a specific agency, for Anton’s adoption!